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ostensible
American English: /ɑˈstɛnsəb(ə)l/
, /əˈstɛnsəb(ə)l/
British English: /ɒˈstɛnsɪb(ə)l/

Translation of ostensible in Spanish:

adjective

  • Example sentences
    • Given that the country does not appear to have been invaded by a foreign power, what is the ostensible cause of this nationwide panic?
    • It is, after all, made up of ostensible competitors who are allied for the common good.
    • The ostensible ease with which he makes such jumps unsettles even loyal supporters.

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